ECE Course Syllabus
ECE6510 Course Syllabus
- Technical Interest
- Optics and Photonics
- Catalog Description
- Study of the fundamental principles and primary applications of lasers, and of detectors of optical radiation.
- Verdeyen, Laser Electronics (3rd edition), Prentice Hall, 1995. ISBN 9780137066667 (required)
SPIs are a subset of the abilities a student will be able to demonstrate upon successfully completing the course.
Outcome 1 (Students will demonstrate expertise in a subfield of study chosen from the fields of electrical engineering or computer engineering): 1. Analyze a Fabry-Perot interferometer and obtain the resonant wavelengths (modes). 2. Understand the working principles and characteristics of various lasers Outcome 2 (Students will demonstrate the ability to identify and formulate advanced problems and apply knowledge of mathematics and science to solve those problems): 1. Calculate the lasing threshold condition of common laser structures. Outcome 3 (Students will demonstrate the ability to utilize current knowledge, technology, or techniques within their chosen subfield): 1. Identify modern applications for various laser types, including gas, solid state, and semiconductor lasers.
- Topical Outline
Wave Propagation Laws of Reflection and Refraction Interference and Coherence Ray Tracing ABCD Matrices Stability Criterion Gaussian Beams Introduction ABCD Propagation Optical Cavities Fabry Perot Resonance ABCD Law Photon Lifetime Introduction to Lasers Stimulated Emission Einstein Coefficients Lineshape Threshold and Steady State Conditions Two, Three, and Four Level Laser Systems Laser Dynamics Q-switching and Mode-locking Saturable Absorbers and Amplifiers Laser Examples Doped Insulator Lasers Gas Lasers Dye Lasers Excimer Lasers Semiconductor Lasers Detection of Optical Radiation Square Law Devices Noise Optical Communication
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